Global Patent Index - EP 0982919 A2

EP 0982919 A2 2000-03-01 - Network directed call pickup service

Title (en)

Network directed call pickup service

Title (de)

Netzwerkgesteuerter Anrufübernahmedienst

Title (fr)

Service de prise d'appel commandé par un réseau

Publication

EP 0982919 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99112087 A

Priority

US 13954298 A

Abstract (en)

A system and apparatus for enabling supplementary service functions, such as directed call pickup, to be implemented in a communications network having more than one server. The multi-server call pickup system is adapted to enable a user to pick up another user's call from a selected destination anywhere within the network, including outside the local server in a multi-server network. The directed call pickup system includes a pickup request unit (150) that is used for initiating the call pickup feature from a specified location in the network. A remote determination unit (152) and a local determination unit (154) to determine whether to establish local or remote connections to a call pickup user may also be provided. A call establishing unit (156) with a negotiation process for connection establishment is provided to establish a connection between the call originating user (166) and the call pickup user (170). A notification unit (158) may be provided to notify the system of the completed connection. A link release unit (160) may also be provided to release any temporary links used in establishing the connection. A restriction checking unit (162) may be provided as well to ensure that the pickup user is appropriate for picking up the call. An exception handler (164) to enable the appropriate handling of service errors may also be provided. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 3/54

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/54 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/42212 (2013.01); H04M 3/54 (2013.01); Y10S 379/901 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0982919 A2 20000301; EP 0982919 A3 20030917; US 6363142 B1 20020326

INPADOC legal status


2006-03-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050911

2005-04-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20050228

2004-06-09 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2003-09-17 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7H 04M 3/54 A

2000-09-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000713

2000-03-01 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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